Coimbatore is situated in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu. It is the second largest city in the state, after Chennai. Coimbatore is one of the largest producers of cotton and it is famous for its textile industry. The city has played an essential role in the Indian independence and has gained popularity after independence. It has witnessed industrial growth in the last few decades concerning the textile industry, information technology, commerce, education and healthcare. It is known as the manufacturing hub of Tamil Nadu. The city is surrounded by the Western Ghats in the West and the North. The Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve is on the northern side of the city. The citys urban wetlands are home to around 116 species of resident and migratory birds. Many exotic birds such as the spot-billed pelican, painted stork, ibis and black-winged stilt visit the area on their migration route. Coimbatore has a lot of entrepreneurial ventures. Although a diverse and cosmopolitan city, Coimbatore has a refined taste for art and culture. It conducts its own music, art and dance festivals every year around September and December, during the Margazhi month of the Tamil calendar. Coimbatore serves as an educational hub for South India. The Coimbatore district hosts seven universities apart from many engineering, medical and polytechnic colleges. There are more than 150 Arts and Science Colleges in the city besides a large number of schools.
Punjab National Bank is a financial services company and a state-owned headquartered in New Delhi, India. In 1894, the PNB was found. The bank had over 80 million customers, 6,937 branches, and 10681 ATMs across 764 cities as of 31 March 2017. Outside India, the bank has a subsidiary in the UK as well as in Hong Kong, Kowloon, Dubai, and Kabul. On 19 May 1894, the PNB was incorporated under the Indian Companies Act, with its office in Anarkali Bazaar, Lahore. The founding board from different parts of India established the bank with the common objective of creating a truly national bank which would further support the economic interest of the country. The founders of PNB included many leaders of the Swadeshi movement such as Kali Prasanna Roy, E. C. Jessawala, Prabhu Dayal, Dyal Singh Majithia and Lala Harkishen Lal, Lala Lalchand, Bakshi Jaishi Ram, and Lala Dholan Dass. The Lala Lajpat Rai was actively associated with the management of the Bank in the initial years. The board of PNB first met on 23 May 1894. On 12 April 1895, the bank began its business in Lahore. In 1900, the PNB opened its first branch outside Lahore.